Speeches and Statements
Speeches and statements from previous administrations are available in the Archive.
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On April 15, 2021, remote cameras monitored by the U.S. Border Patrol, near Hebbronville, TX, captured a Toyota Tacoma containing multiple people laying down in the bed of the vehicle. The initial investigation revealed Border Patrol Agents responded to the area, located the vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop. When the vehicle stopped, agents witnessed several occupants flee while one occupant remained inside.
On April 3, 2021, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) received a call on its 911 emergency line from an individual who stated he and two other people were in medical distress. Utilizing the cellular signal, the YCSO determined the approximate location of the caller. YCSO deputies and Border Patrol Agents (BPAs), including members of the Border Patrol’s Search and Rescue team as well as a BPA aboard an Arizona National Guard helicopter, responded to the area. Personnel aboard the helicopter located the individuals and guided in BPAs on the ground. When the BPAs reached the area, they
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saddened to report the death of a 29-year-old man from Guatemala on Saturday morning in a Tucson area hospital. We would like to express our condolences to his family.
WASHINGTON - CBP continues to transfer unaccompanied minors to the U.S.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Border Patrol agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, found a pregnant woman in need of medical attention near the Rio Grande. Agents immediately requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS arrived on scene and transported the migrant to a local hospital for care.
Today, hospital personnel advised Border Patrol that the patient gave birth prematurely and that unfortunately the newborn passed away due to complications.
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection report the in-custody death of a male Wednesday afternoon.
HIDALGO, Texas– On January 29, 2021, at approximately 7:38 a.m., a United States Border Patrol agent was involved in a use-of-force incident in Hidalgo, Texas, approximately one mile away from the Hidalgo Port of Entry. The agent was responding to a report of several illegal entries. The incident occurred while the agent was attempting to apprehend a subject and the agent discharged his weapon.
HIDALGO, Texas– On January 29, 2021, at approximately 7:38 a.m., a United States Border Patrol agent was involved in a use-of-force incident near the Rio Grande in Hidalgo, Texas. The agent was responding to a report of an illegal entry. The incident occurred while the agent was attempting to apprehend a subject and the agent discharged his weapon. The suspect, an adult male, sustained a gunshot wound and immediately received medical attention. The agent was not injured.